IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: neryl diphosphate diphosphatase

Reaction: neryl diphosphate + H2O = nerol + diphosphate

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Glossary: nerol = (2Z)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-ol

Other name(s): NES (gene name); nerol synthase

Systematic name: neryl-diphosphate diphosphohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from Glycine max (soybeans), is specific for neryl diphosphate.

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1. Zhang, M., Liu, J., Li, K. and Yu, D. Identification and characterization of a novel monoterpene synthase from soybean restricted to neryl diphosphate precursor. PLoS One 8 (2013) e75972. [PMID: 24124526]

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